Holocaust Rememberance Day

Afshine Emrani
On this #Holocaust Remembrance Day, we recall also the #ArmenianGenocide #YomHashoah
1915 Ottoman Turks transported genocide victims in railway cattle cars, which later inspire evil Nazi Germany to do the same to Jews. #NeverForget #NeverAgain
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Fred Maroun
Today the Ottawa Citizen published an ad by a Turkish Canadian group denying the Armenian genocide. That was very disappointing both for the Ottawa Citizen and for the Turkish community of Canada.#OttawaCitizen #ArmenianGenocide
“L’antisémitisme n’est pas une opinion. C’est un délit. C’est un crime. Et c’est un crime impardonnable.”
~ Jean-Paul Sartre
” Anti-Semitism is not an opinion. It’s a felony. It’s a crime. And it is an unpardonable crime.”
~ Jean-Paul Sartre
Lynne Teperman Related Sartre quote: If there were no Jews the antisemites would invent them.

 

What keeps me sane and present is to be grateful for everything that I have.  It is important to learn from history and move forward with goals and dreams.  We live in a world where everything is easily shared, we can learn from each other and get to know each other, most importantly respect each other.

There is not one way,

There is no perfect way,

Find your way,

Let other’s have their way,

Coach Yulia

Afshine Emrani
I hate the word “antisemitism.” I mean, homophobia, Islamophobia, even racism are clear and evoke emotional outrage, but antisemitism is too theoretical. Who cares if you are against semites? What the hell are semites and who cares? We need words that are not intellectual and remote. We need words that are palpable. Like JewPhobia or JewHater. Labels are so important in identifying the problem. Fix this. When you point out a Jew hater it should evoke a gut wrenching feeling as does a homophobe or a even a rapist. There are very few of us around and we are a minority no matter where we go, except in Israel. Every decent culture protects its minorities. Every place we go, except in Israel, we are a minority and those who hate us, those who discriminate against us should be labeled properly.

 

 

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